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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Nancy Kang Abstract Ciguapas are mythical creatures, typically represented as naked, comely females with uniquely backward feet. Such anatomy renders their path virtually untraceable. Legends suggest they inhabit remote mountains and forests in the Dominican Republic, preying on men. This essay...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 307–316.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Feminist Poetics of Loss,” is located, within the enclosure of myth making that is invoked culturally. The Dominican figure of the Ciguapa , a nude, female-embodied creature with inverted feet that face backward, facilitates the negotiation of mourning via atemporal, circular movement. Espaillat’s poems...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... . Candelario Ginetta E. B. 2007 . Black behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity, from Museums to Beauty Shops . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Candelario Ginetta E. B. 2016 . “ La ciguapa y el ciguapeo: Dominican Myth, Metaphor, and Method .” Small Axe 20 , no. 3 (51): 100...